The Hospital Safety Score is a twice annual review of hospitals by Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit group dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.

Nine hospitals in West Michigan have received an "A" for safety, WZZM-13 reports.

Overall, Michigan is ranked No. 26 in the country for hospital safety. State rankings are determined by the percentage of “A” hospitals they have compared to the total number of hospitals that operate within the state.

To determine each hospital's ranking, Leapfrog looked at 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data like whether a hospital uses a special computerized system to prevent medication errors, or if dangerous objects were left in a patient's body after surgery.

Here are the nine West Michigan hospitals with "A" ratings:

  • Community Health Center of Branch County
  • North Ottawa Community Health System
  • Oaklawn Hospital
  • Spectrum Health Big Rapids
  • Spectrum Health Blodgett
  • Spectrum Health Butterworth
  • Spectrum Health Ludington
  • Sturgis Hospital

See how the rest of Michigan hospitals ranked here.